Tony Melendez struck an inspiring chord with Florida students when the armless man shared his musical talent.
Melendez, who was born without arms and with a club foot, recently visited John Carroll High School and played the guitar with his feet, WPTV reports.
"I turn pages in a book, I can string a guitar, I could tune it, what a hand could do, this foot could simulate," said Melendez, who ditched his artificial limbs at a young age.
Melendez, who lives in Branson, Mo., embraced his disabilities at a young age and learned to play the acoustic instrument with his feet. He shared a message of self acceptance and perseverance with the Florida teens.
John Carroll senior Ryan Caddell said he was inspired that Melendez could:
"Turn it into something positive like that. It sends a really good message out to everyone who is watching."
Melendez plays more than 150 concerts a year and has performed for Popes on five occasions, according to the news network.Read more: http://www.wptv.com/dpp/news/region_st_lucie_county/fort_pierce/toe-jam%3A-guitarist-plays-with-his-toes#ixzz1aOyx1f9G